LoFi (1714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Sampled bottle at GBF 2012.
Black with a porous light brown head.
Aroma: chocolate liqueur, cognac.
Taste: heavy roast, coffee, creamy chocolate, coffee bitterness, dark berries.
Full-bodied and smooth.
Very good.crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Aroma: roasted and creamy, cognac, licorice.
Taste: soft roast, licorice, cognac, dark and milk chocolate, toffee.
12 oz bottle, 2011. low carbonation. A nice treatment for a quality base beer. ashy, dry, burnt & roasted, sweet/nutty, very smooth. callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Black body. Thin khaki head. Nose is coffee, roasted malts, cognac and chocolate. Flavor leans toward the cognac and roast, but dark chocolate, caramel and a little brown sugar contribute. Deeply layered and challenging to work through (in a good way). Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. A light acidity adds a touch of something extra. ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
hel & verdoemenis is a all time fav so this is a real treat. pitch black oily texture lovely aroma top marks all around. dont miss this one! kraddel (7859) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 how can i say what i wanna make clear by this...
let me put it this way, if you wanna know perfection, stop searching and drink this !
i was so impatient to drink this ( it had been a rosethorn in the eye for months) so i finaly decided to open it with my dad. first time ever i got speachless. waw. lets not hide it, im a fan of the normal hal en verdoemenis as well, so my expectations where far to high to be healty. and this beer, well, it just CRUSHED my expectations, becouse it was even so much better !
now, how does it taste?
to begin , its black. pure black, pure awsomeness. it has a little foam, not to much though.
the scent is just waaw already.
the taste.. wel, take a hel en verdoemenis, and isolate all the perfect elements , you’ll get this beer !
above is the 2011 version, drank midway 2012.
the new batch ( bottles 5th of december 2012) drank 31-12-12 / 01-01-13 .
less carbonation ( too little even) maybe the biottle? roasted malts, coffee, bitter, ,cognac, chocolat, heavy mouthfeel, thick, high alcohol , yet realy drinkable. still, again, this is perfection !
JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma of cognac, dark chocolate and bitter roast. Milk chocolate and cognac flavor with some roast before a bitter dark chocolate finish. PhillyCraft (7108) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12 oz Bottle, This one has been on the bucket list for awhile. I decided to crack it for an epic tasting. Pours a pitch black cola with small beige head. Lacing was medium. Huge aromas of soaked wood, cognac, roasted coffee and malts, cocoa powder, butter toast, and dark fruit. Taste is bitter chocolate, charred oak, mollases, fig, vanilla beans. Pretty drinkable for a de molen stout, not that syrupy. Intoxicating. phaleslu (10100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
330 ml bottle brought back from Europe by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a deep, opaque coffee brown with a small khaki head. The bottle has a cool label, with the typical De Molen font on white on one side and a black pentagram label on the other. No number in the slot that says "No.", though. Aroma of nuts, brown sugar, toast, oak, tobacco, roasted malts, and cognac. Way more mellow on the cognac than the Tsarina Esra Cognac. Flavor of roasted malts, caramel, oak, cognac, earth, nuts, and coffee. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Excellent, subtle, and smooth. BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Celebratory beer for a professional milestone. Very dark brown pour with a reddish brown head. Rich aroma of roasted coffee and wood. Taste is very rich roasty malts, boozy sweetness is present. Good stuff. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Very dark brown. Sweet malt and alcohol aroma. Flavor has some alcohol, but it is well balanced with the sweetness. Minimal hops. Thick and rich palate.